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New Spouse by Friday
July 17, 2017

I’ve been working with a very successful attorney who has been struggling to find a way to stay in his marriage…

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Surround Yourself with Happiness
September 16, 2016

We are truly blessed to have Deborahmichelle Sanders’ permission to run some abstracts from her book The Complete How to Repair…

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The Complete How to Repair Your World Toolkit
September 13, 2016

A wise woman who has had more than her share of challenges and yet has overcome them with grace, intelligence and…

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Mindfulness for Bipolar – Eric
July 20, 2015

Could mindfulness meditation be a viable treatment for bipolar disorder? What are the aims of modern-day meditation? Transcendence? Inner peace? Maybe…

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Hypomania and Success
May 13, 2015

During the 1990s clinical psychologist John Gartner was planning on writing a book about religious movements started by manic profits, but he…

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Welcome to the Jungle
December 4, 2014

Since Welcome to the Jungle is a book about bipolar written for young adults. And since most people are diagnosed with…

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Welcome to the Jungle
November 17, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle is a nice addition to the large list of bipolar self help books. Hillary Smith has written…

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Bipolar Books – Marbles
November 3, 2014

Bipolar books are coming out with greater frequency. I’m hoping to focus on some of the more creative examples in this…

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A Master Storyteller Writes About Homeless People
September 6, 2014

Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street Dr. Okin is a master story teller. Still, when I decided to…

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Getting Things Done: Four Quadrants and Setting Priorities
August 8, 2014

First Things First The process of getting well, or of gaining or regaining a greater sense of confidence and control over…

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Learn How to Hardwire Happiness
November 11, 2013

As many of you know, I am a big fan of the new book, Hardwiring Happiness. One of the blog’s readers…

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Protected: Making Sense of Mental Illness in a Family Member
November 1, 2013

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Hardwiring Happiness
October 23, 2013

Sometimes it is simple ideas that resonate the most powerfully with our psyches.  This week I have found myself, again and…

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“Normal” Sleep
August 24, 2013

One of the justifiable criticisms of psychiatry is that it has a tendency to define a relatively narrow range of behavior…

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My Brain is Trying to Kill Me
July 19, 2013

Sometimes brains do terrible things. One of the worst of those things is the suicidal preoccupation that can, eventually, lead to…

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DSM5
May 17, 2013

In the next few days the American Psychiatric Association is meeting in San Francisco and will announce the latest version of…

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WorkSurfing
February 21, 2013

The New York Times recently published an intriguing article entitled “Relax, You Will Be More Effective.” It arrived at just the…

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ACT
November 23, 2012

The “hot” thing in the therapy world these days is something called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). The radical notion behind…

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Moodsurfing: Catching Our Breath
September 16, 2012

It has been four months since Moodsurfing has started. More than a hundred articles, thousands of visitors. Thanks for your support….

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Bad Memories
September 15, 2012

Unstable moods and bad memories seem to go together. In the clinic where many of us work we have noticed how…

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